The Straits Team, Interport Cricket, Hong Kong, November 1897, 1897
Scope and Contents
275 x 212 mm (mounted on card). A team photograph, mounted on card with identifications and scores in letterpress. Figures in the photograph are: J.A. Healing (Negri Sembilan); C. Glassford (Selangor); G.P. Stevens (Singapore); J.G. MacTaggart (Singapore); Frederic William Talbot (Negri [i.e. Negeri] Sembilan) b. 1865, State Auditor of Negri Sembilan; Lieut. A.J. Woodroffe, R.E. (Singapore); Mr Justice Andrew John Leach (Singapore) b. 1851, Puisne Judge, Straits Settlements; Captain Henry Lynch Talbot (Captain, Selangor) 1863-1911, Commissioner of Police, Federated Malay States. Theodore R. Hubback (Selangor), authority on big game shooting in Malaya; author of Elephant and seladang hunting in the Federal Malay States (1905); brother of A.B. Hubback; G.F.C. Curtis (Perak), Acting collector of Land Revenue, Batang Padang, in 1901; Ernest Waller Neubronner (Selangor); b. 1867. Entered Straits Clerical Service 1883; R.M. McKenzie (Perak), Clerk in the Land Department, Taiping in 1901; Arthur Benson Hubback (Selangor) 1877-1948. Public Works Department, Federated Malay States. D.S.O., 1918. The first mention of cricket being played in Singapore dates back to 1837 when complaints were made about Europeans playing the game on the Esplanade on a Sunday afternoon (Buckley, p. 314), but the first recorded match took place in October 1852 when a Picked Eleven v. The Club (with six men on one side and nine on the other) played each other. The Picked Eleven, who scored 11 in the first innings and 1 in the second, were easily beaten by The Club. Sir Ernest Birch gives this account in Imperial cricket (ed., P.F. Warner, London, 1912) p. 382. In 1897 a Straits team went to Hong-Kong, and won by an innings and 69 runs. Out of a total of 413 in their first knock, C.G. Glassford made 110, G.P. Stevens 101, and H.L. Talbot 81 .. McKenzie took twelve Hong-Kong Wickets for 109 runs. During this trip the Straits met Shanghai in Hong-Kong for the first time [November 10] and won by an innings and 11 runs, McKenzie obtaining ten wickets for 57 runs.
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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Good condition apart from slight fading. The cardboard mount has a section out of it removing the names of the team.
Existence and Location of Copies
BAM 1/80. CN 1297 and CN 1603.
Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: British, Association of Malaysia and Singapore (Person)
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